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Category Archives: Breakfast

Turkish Fried Eggs (Or, How to Beat the Winter Blues)

Turkish Fried Eggs (Or, How to Beat the Winter Blues)

Come January’s end in the Bay Area, it feels to me like springtime. I imagine this sensation has mostly to do with the fact that I go back home to Michigan over the holidays, and after that sort of cold and ice, this weather—along with the blue skies, leafy plants and blooming trees—seems awfully springlike indeed! Nor does it hurt that at […]

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Traditions & Gingerbread

Traditions & Gingerbread

For me, the holiday season starts with Thanksgiving and continues on until at least January 1, perhaps even longer if I’m so inclined. The days in between are like a long unpacking of traditions and gatherings and other such joy-filled things. When I was young, I spent many of those days anticipating Christmas morning, as children tend to do, […]

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Little Omelets & Other Simple Things

Little Omelets & Other Simple Things

I’ve already gone on about Cal Peternell and his fantastic book, Twelve Recipes, haven’t I? Quick check of the archives says that yes, indeed, I have. Well, I won’t belabor the point, but I really think most people ought to own this book. His methods for making toast alone are worth the cost of the book, and I’m […]

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For Many Reasons | Yeasted Fig & Goat Cheese Tart

For Many Reasons | Yeasted Fig & Goat Cheese Tart

I’d long dreamt of making this tart, probably ever since I spotted it in the pages of Plenty More. Figs! Goat cheese! Almonds! Herbs! Gorgeous yeasted pastry! It’s certainly a beauty, and Yotam Ottolenghi always gets this sort of thing right. The vision sat patiently in my head (and on a scrap of paper along with several other culinary delights that […]

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The Case for Everyday Cake

The Case for Everyday Cake

I am a firm believer in cake—in particular, everyday cake. I’ve always had a sweet tooth, so I’m sure I could have been compelled by the concept very early on. Yet I trace my allegiance to a time further down the line: those post-college years that were so formative for me, when I was working my […]

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